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Launceston Backpackers has established itself as one of Tasmania's best backpacker hostels. The owners are experienced travellers and know what travellers of today expect. This large 100 year old Federation style home has been beautifully renovated and retains many of its original features. Friendly atmosphere, choice of family, double, twin, ensuite or single rooms and small dormitories.
Launceston Backpackers has an excellent reputation for its top class facilities and cleanliness.

Ideally located:
Launceston Backpackers has the ideal location. Set in a quiet area of town for a good nights sleep, all of your needs are only minutes away.
The following essentials are close by:

Open from 7am to 12pm 7 days a week
(1 minute walk)

24 hour convenience store:
Open 365 days a year. Sells metho and all fresh food needs for camping (1 minute walk)

Irish Murphy's:
One of Launceston's most popular pubs (3 minutes walk) Town center (10 minutes walk)

Cataract Gorge
(10 minutes walk)

Just off Wellington St:
The main road in and out of Launceston.
Look out for our sign if driving in!


  • 24 hour access
  • Secured rooms
  • Tour and information desk
  • Close to Launceston's "Cataract Gorge"
  • Large free off street parking (gates locked at 9pm and reopen at 8am.)
  • Smaller car park with 4 parking spaces which isn't locked at night.
  • All bedrooms are heated in winter
  • Tours to Cradle Mountain
  • Inner city location
  • Easy access to statewide transport
  • Airport shuttle drop off point
  • Pick up and drop off point for all tours
  • Large well equipped kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Cheap internet access and WiFi
  • Free video library

Fire Protection:
Launceston Backpackers is totally committed to the safety of our guests. The issue of fire is a serious aspect of our business. Our exceptional fire protection system includes a sprinkler system throughout the whole building, hard wired smoke detectors in each room, alarms connected directly to the fire department and two external fire escapes from the second floors.

103 Canning Street, Launceston, Tasmania, 7250        Ph: (03) 6334 2327